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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Yucatan reached 1,094 on Saturday after 59 new infections were reported. That is the most new cases Yucatan’s health care community has absorbed in a 24-hour period.

A 64-year-old Merida man was the state’s only death, a striking decline after 18 people succumbed to the virus in the previous 48 hours. The death toll in Yucatan now stands at 102.

Of the new infections, 35 were in Merida, which so far has seen 639 cases.

Another 39 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. There are 111 active cases serious enough to require hospitalization, two more than Friday.

Five more cases were found in the Ciudad Caucel, which has had 48 cases since the crisis began.

The airport area, Juan Pablo II and the Las Américas subdivision increased one case each.

Kanasín, which borders Merida, recorded four new cases earlier today, while Umán added three more.

Acanceh, Tekom and Tixkokob registered two new cases each. Cacalchén, Chemax, Chikindzonot, Izamal, Sacalum, Tahmek, Ticul and Valladolid each added a confirmed infection. A resident of Santa Elena also came forward as that municipality’s first confirmed coronavirus patient.

Two people from another state were also found to be infected, a Health Ministry briefing revealed on Saturday.

Statistics are disclosed in a daily report at 6 p.m.

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